“Are You Ready”
Jadox Music Group (2014)
On “Are You Ready,” urban AC gospel artist William Jermaine Maddox (aka J. Maddox) knows what to do to prepare, should Jesus come “like a thief in the night.” Later in the song, he turns the question outward, to the listener. Are you ready should Jesus come?
The simplicity of the question is augmented by the minimal instrumentation (mostly keys) and a dramatic melody, which seems to float in space.
In addition to his solo career, J. Maddox is a member of Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling and sings with Prophet Menassah Jordan and MJM Ministries. He also serves as praise and worship leader and vocal coordinator at his home church, The Restoration of Life through Jesus Christ Ministries.